New York, NY (PRWEB) December 01, 2015
The earth is more than 70 percent water – a lot of oceans to sail and rivers to cross. Now, thanks to Direct Ferries, U.S. travelers will find it easier and quicker than ever to find and book ferry crossings all over our beautiful Blue Marble. The newly launched website http://www.directferries.com is the first-ever ferry travel comparison site designed to streamline the choices and deals for U.S. ferry travelers; it features more than 1,900 ferry routes in 165 countries and islands, served by 495 ports and 130 ferry companies.
Direct Ferries’ websites are well established in 25 markets worldwide in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, etc. The U.S. site, which launched today, is in response to the huge growth in American travelers researching and booking ferries on Direct Ferries’ other sites. Indeed, nearly 100,000 bookings were made for almost 200,000 U.S. passengers on Direct Ferries’ UK and European sites in 2014, with hundreds of thousands of bookings also made in prior years.
Matt Davies, managing director of Direct Ferries said, “We were astonished by the remarkable growth in American travelers hunting and booking ferries across the world on our international sites, so it made great sense to provide a dedicated site to save time, facilitate bookings and offer the best choices and localized deals in one place.”
Navigating the new U.S. Direct Ferries site is easy, with more choices and better deals on hundreds of water crossings in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Greek Islands and Scandinavia. Drop down menus enable comparing all desired ferry crossings to find the cheapest fares at the time of travel. Handy maps help to visualize journeys and easily see the geographical locations of ports and routes. Ship guides, videos and reviews tell what to expect on most ships, while ferry company descriptions provide information on each company’s routes, schedules, fares and amenities.
“No other site can offer U.S travelers such flexibility and choice on the widest selection of routes on the worldwide ferry network,” concluded Matt Davies. “We are also on all social networks and travelers can sign up to receive the latest deals in their in box. We truly cover the waterfront!”
For more information visit http://www.directferries.com or pr(at)directferries(dot)com
*Andrew Crowe, Sales and Marketing Director, Direct Ferries, based in the UK, is available for interviews including discussing the changes and trends that are affecting the global ferry industry.
Notes to editors
Direct Ferries has dedicated sites in the USA, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Greece, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and China.
About Direct Ferries
The Direct Ferries network covers virtually every ferry destination across Europe and North Africa as well as many destinations across the World. These include: Aegadian Islands, Aegean Islands, Aeolian Islands, Aland, Albania, Alderney, Algeria, Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Bintan Island, Bornholm, Brac, Canada, Capraia Island, Corsica, Crete, Croatia, Cyclades Islands, Denmark, Dodecanese Islands, El Hierro, Elba, England, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Formentera, France, Fuerteventura, Germany, Gibraltar, Giglio Island, Gran Canaria, Greece, Guernsey, Gulf of Napoli, Holland, Hvar Island, Ibiza, Iceland, Ikaria, Ionian Islands, Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kangaroo Island, Kefalonia, Korcula Island, La Gomera, La Palma, Lanzarote, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesbos, Lithuania, Mallorca, Malta, Menorca, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Orkney Islands, Pantelleria Island, Pianosa Island, Poland, Pontine Islands, Russia, Samos, Samso, Sardinia, Sark, Saronic Islands, Scotland, Shetland Islands, Sicily, Singapore, Skopelos, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sporades Islands, Sweden, Syria, Tasmania, Tenerife, Tremiti Islands, Tunisia, Turkey, United States, Ustica States, Ustica Island, Wales.